Villa il Borgo is a luxury historical property, in an hamlet, in the charming Florence countryside of Villanova, 15 miles from the city centre of Florence.
The Villa is a perfect place to relax: indoors in the fully equipped kitchen, large living-rooms, comfortable bedrooms, and spacious entertaining pool-table room, and outdoors in its marvellous garden and olive grove with over 200 trees, spacious terraces. You can also enjoy your meals in the open air on the large paved patio furnished with table, chairs and umbrella.
On the top part of the fenced garden is the marvellous swimming-pool located in a perfect private position with a southern exposure. In the evening you can relax in the enchanting atmosphere admiring the sunset over the smooth hills. The pool is fully equipped with sun-beds, umbrella, outdoor shower and a wooden changing-room.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (3)|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|Further details indoors|
The Interior designs are modern and elegant but also romantic creating a magnificent contrast with the typical local rustic building structure. The stylish modern-country kitchen is in fully equipped with a central stove unit, oven, microwave, toaster, blender, dishwasher and everything you need to enjoy with your family and friends delicious meals sitting at the large wooden table (sits 10/12, + 1 baby-chair). A cosy real fire place can accompany you during Spring and Autumn seasons.
There are 3 living rooms, in one of the living-rooms there is a lounge atmosphere you can read, listen to music, enjoy a drink or simply relax while admiring the beautiful gardens from the glass arched openings. In the main living-room you will find comfortable sofas placed in front of a wide flat television screen and also an elegant fireplace to create a romantic atmosphere during the colder months. In the spacious entertaining room you can spend some enjoyable time playing pool or lounge about on the inviting settee while tasting a glass of a local Chianti wine. One toilet room.
There are 5 double-bedrooms with some wonderful views of the property and the surrounding country area of Empoli with its vineyards, olive groves and cypress tree lines. The refined master bedroom, overlooking the magnificent paved garden patio, is completed with en-suite bathroom, elegant bath and spacious shower. 3 double bedrooms are equipped with an en-suite shower room. And one double bedroom has to share one of the bathroom ensuite.
- House linens (sheets & towels) provided
- Possibility of a baby-cot on request
- Possibility of booking a local Chef on request
|Further details outdoors|
- Animals are only allowed if kept outside and in a contained area of no more than 8sqm.
Pricing and Conditions:
Included in the price: utilities: gaz, water
Excluded from the price: utilities: electricity is charged per consumption, €0,40 per KW. Heating is charged per consumption: € 4,00mc. For rentals superior at 60 days, all utilities are charged per consumption. Telephone expenses, Final cleaning: € 150,00. Extra cleaning on request
On arrival guests will be required to give € 500,00 in cash and to provide credit card details as a guarantee for the security deposit for the following amounts:
- For rentals of 14 days or less: 1500€
- For rentals of 15 days or more: 3000€
- For rentals of 60 days or more the deposit shall be equal to 2 month’s rent.
Tuscany is considered one of the most beautiful regions in Italy with stunning scenery, outstanding food and beautiful cities full of art, history and architecture and for that reason many Tuscan towns have become UNESCO protected sites: the main square in Florence, Siena, the Piazza dei Miracoli at Pisa, San Gimignano, the historical centre of Pienza and also the Val d'Orcia. Tuscany is also considered the birthplace of the Renaissance and is also the birthplace of many famous Italian artists, painters, sculptors, musicians such Dante Alighieri ("the father of the Italian language"), Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei and Botticelli and that’s to name just a few.
The gently rolling Tuscan hills are lined with cypress trees and bathed in vineyards and olive groves which leave everyone who comes here with very special memories indeed. Tuscany has so many attractions and towns worth visiting that you would need to spend months to really appreciate everything there is to see and do here.
We recommend guests to visit Pisa with its leaning tower, Livorno and the Maremma coast for its spectacular beaches and landscape, Siena with its Piazza del Campo, Volterra and San Gimignano, smaller medieval villages but with lots of character and famous for its original medieval towers, Certaldo, the birthplace of Boccaccio and also Montecatini with its renowned spa offering curative waters and beauty treatments.
As you can see Tuscany has so much to offer no matter what your likes, hobbies and interest. For those who enjoy walking, biking and horse riding the options are endless. Other attractions include skiing at the Abetone ski resort which is just an hour and a half away from Florence, and the widely acclaimed Tyrrhenean beaches (between Viareggio, Pisa, Livorno and Grossetto) just over an hour away.
Last but not least is the Chianti. Nestled between the towns of Siena and Florence the Chianti region has become famous on an international level for its stunning hilly landscape covered in vineyards, cypress trees, hilltop hamlets and winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. A visit to Chianti gives access to an endless source to culture, architecture, scenery and many other attractions. Chianti is also internationally well known for its wine, Il Chianti Classico, olive oil and exceptional cuisine. Visiting the Chianti is a must for anyone coming to Italy! When in the Chianti land stop at Greve in Chianti, buy your local wine and stop off for a pannini at “Da Emilio” – the best sandwich/delicatessen store ever known to exist. When at Panzano in Chianti visit the famous macellaio – butcher “Dario Cecchini”. He also has a restaurant open for lunch and dinner (www.dariocecchini.com). Great steaks, meat anything you want. The meat he uses comes from animals specifically raised for him alone).
Furthermore, just 40 minutes from Florence you will find the Mall shopping outlet http://www.themall.it/en/ - a gallery of the world’s most exclusive designers available at bargain prices offering customers a very unique shopping experience.
For all golf lovers there are 2 Golf Clubs within 15 minutes by car. There are also many tennis clubs in the area and lovely paths for mountain-bike lovers.
All surrounding villages are worth a visit for their lovely panoramic views and their historical monuments in particular we strongly advise you to see: Vinci, the native town of Leonardo Da Vinci with its famous museum Montelupo Fiorentino, the lovely ceramic town San Miniato, with its quaint old town centre on top of the hill Montespertoli, with its Wine Tasting Festivals Montecatini, a famous Spa resort Cerreto Guidi, Montaione, Certaldo and many more! The local worldwide famous Chianti area offers you the possibility of guided visits to many winery such as the lovely Fattoria Piazzano in Empoli and the Fattoria Montalbano in Vinci between picturesque gentle hills.
The Villa is in the heart of Tuscany in perfect central position to visit all main historical City Centres: By car: Florence 30 minutes, Pisa 50 minutes and Siena 60 minutes. You can reach the magnificent coasts of Tuscany with sandy beaches and rocky cliffs in less than 40 minutes by car or the marvellous mountains of the famous “Appennini” chain in less than 2 hours.